teacher education programs in the McNeese State University Burton College of
Education have earned reaccreditation for another seven years from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP),
the sole nationally recognized accrediting body for education preparation.
In an announcement, CAEP says that McNeese’s teacher preparation
programs at all levels meet the "rigorous, nationally recognized
standards that were developed to ensure excellence in educator preparation
"Reaccreditation recognizes the hard work,
dedication and commitment of our faculty and staff in the Burton College of
Education and I wish to congratulate them for this outstanding achievement,”
said McNeese Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Enrollment
Management Dr. Mitchell Adrian. "These high standards ensure that our teacher
candidates are receiving the quality education that prepares them to succeed in
the classroom after they graduate.”
formerly known as the National Council for
Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), is the foremost accrediting agency
for assessing the quality of teacher preparation programs, using a
performance-based system of evaluation. The accrediting agency was established in
2013 following a consolidation of NCATE and the Teacher Education Accreditation
The Burton College of Education - accredited since
1965 - offers bachelor’s and master’s degree
programs in education, an education specialist degree, alternative teacher certification
and post-baccalaureate and graduate certificates.
For more information, visit the Burton College of
Education website at www.mcneese.edu/education.